NIH Stroke Scale - Mandate of adequate training.
“Although interpretative skills of imaging are essential, clinical cognitive skills related to the epidemiology, diagnosis, and management of patients with cervicocerebral vascular disorders are the sine qua non of quality patient care, safety, and treatment selection. All major industry and National Institutes of Health (NIH) sponsored trials related to carotid stenting and cervicocerebral interventions, including asymptomatic, symptomatic and high surgical-risk patients, have required an independent assessment by a board-certified neurologist. This assessment includes documented competency in performing a complete neurological evaluation including the NIH Stroke Scale. Consequently, we not only endorse this principle in general practice, but also mandate adequate training for all neuroendovascular practitioners that encompasses knowledge of stroke syndromes and includes formal training and competency in the NIH Stroke Scale”.
Training, competency, and credentialing standards for diagnostic cervicocerebral angiography, carotid stenting, and cerebrovascular intervention: A Joint Statement from the American Academy of Neurology, the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, the American Society of Interventional and Therapeutic Neuroradiology, the American Society of Neuroradiology, the Congress of Neurological Surgeons, the AANS/CNS Cerebrovascular Section, and the Society of Interventional Radiology
Connors et al.
Neurology 2005;64:190-198. — Full Text
National Stroke Association
Information on Stroke, Stroke Prevention, Stroke Recovery and Stroke Care.
SIGN - Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network
Guideline 108: Management of patients with stroke or TIA: Assessment, investigation, immediate management and secondary prevention.
ANA (American Nurses Association)
The American Nurses Association (ANA) is the only full-service professional organization representing the nation's 2.9 million registered nurses (RNs) through its 54 constituent member associations.
The Canadian Stroke Network
- one of Canada’s Networks of Centres of Excellence - is a unique collaborative effort that brings together researchers, students, government, industry and the non-profit sector.
This website, created by a group of experts in stroke rehabilitation, provides scientific evidence about stroke rehabilitation.
NIH Stroke Scale DVD
You may purchase the NIH Stroke Scale DVD directly from the NINDS. After you receive and view the stroke scale DVD, you may come back to the NIHSS-English TrainingCampus and enter your scores.
Ferne Handheld Computer Stroke Program
This free palm pilot program allows users to calculate an NIH stroke scale for a patient, determines eligibility for tPA therapy, and, if indicated, calculates a dose for identifier.
NHS-UK – National Health System UK
NHS Connecting for Health is a Directorate of the Department of Health. It was formed on 1 April 2005 with the primary role of delivering the National Program for IT (NPfIT). The program has its origins in the 1998 Department of Health strategy. This committed the NHS to lifelong electronic health records for patients, round-the-clock, online access to patient records for clinicians and information about best clinical practice for all.